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Putnam Budget Passes With Cost Of Living Raise

The Putnam County Commission Budget Committee approved all proposed budgets with no changes Monday night. The final budget will include $1,000 cost of living increases for all full time county employees. That is in addition to the step raises included in the pay plan adopted last year. Mayor Randy Porter said the flat rate increase ... The post Putnam Budget Passes With Cost Of Living Raise appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600. ...

Franklin Fixtures Celebrates 50 Years Of Business

Cookeville’s Franklin Fixtures celebrating 50 years of business this year. The company designs layouts and bookshelves for libraries, museums, and independent bookstores. Franklin Fixtures originated in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and was on the cusp of shutting down until Co-Owners David and Lisa Uhrik bought the business. “One statistic that really moved us is that when ... The post Franklin Fixtures Celebrates 50 Years Of Business appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600. ...

Avery Trace Gym Getting Additional Upgrades

After repairs complete to the school’s gym floor after the Christmas freeze, full-scale upgrades are on the way at the Avery Trace Middle School gymnasium. Principal Alma Anderson said new retractable bleachers and a fresh coat of paint from ceiling to floor headline the renovations underway. She said the gym floor was replaced last year ... The post Avery Trace Gym Getting Additional Upgrades appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600. ...

Putnam Circuit Court Doubles Debt Collection Goal

After being granted a new position dedicated to collecting outstanding criminal court debt, the Putnam County Circuit Court doubled its $150,000 goal this fiscal year. Circuit Court Clerk Jennifer Wilkerson said in ten months since the Putnam County Commission budgeted for the new position, some $320,000 in outstanding fees have been collected. She said while ... The post Putnam Circuit Court Doubles Debt Collection Goal appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600. ...

Overton’s Conatser Named Tennessee SRO Of Year

Overton County School Resource Officer Allen Conatser has been named the Tennessee SRO Of The Year for his work at Wilson Elementary School. Conatser said he has been a detective, a deputy, and worked on K-9 units since starting in law enforcement in 2007. He said being an SRO is the most rewarding title he ... The post Overton’s Conatser Named Tennessee SRO Of Year appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600. ...

Locals Team Up To Clean Calfkiller River Saturday

The White County Litter Grant Program is teaming up with local businesses to clean up trash from the Calfkiller River. This weekend’s clean-up will focus on the northern portion of the river. White County Litter Grant Administrator and Executive Assistant Brooke Luna said the river provides a lot to the community. “Events like this its ... The post Locals Team Up To Clean Calfkiller River Saturday appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600. ...

DeKalb Getting Ready For Fiddlers Jamboree In Days

Preparations underway across Dekalb County for the 53rd Annual Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival, the weekend after the Fourth. The event filled with music, crafts, and food has been named the official Jamboree And Crafts Festival of the State of Tennessee. Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree President Kim Luton said the community expecting some 30-thousand plus to ... The post DeKalb Getting Ready For Fiddlers Jamboree In Days appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600. ...

Putnam Budget Committee Could Vote Monday

The Putnam County Budget Committee could approve its budget as soon as Monday, with the county’s finances in better shape than in recent years. Chairman Ben Rodgers said the county has been able to increase its fund balance, while also providing residents more services than ever. He said even while in healthier financial position, the ... The post Putnam Budget Committee Could Vote Monday appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600. ...

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Keith discusses how starting out in retail management opened other opportunities On today’s Local Matters…George Halford sits down and talks with the City Manager of Algood Keith Morrison. They touch on his biggest surprise when moving into a role away from retail that still required management, Keith’s involvement in the Rail Trail and outdoor opportunities ... The post Local Matters With George Halford: Algood City Manager Keith Morrison appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

Lisa talks about how the group 75 and older can be helpful to your organization. This week on the Count on Me Culture – The new workforce promise land is 75+. This is the biggest growth cohort in the American labor force today. Today’s podcast explores what is happening and how that can be helpful ... The post Count On Me Culture: Working Past 75 Is Becoming A Trend appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

Mark discusses how three decades in the Air Force has shaped his life today. This week on Check It Out…Kathryn Wisinger  visits with Mark Harris from the Putnam Co. Veterans’ Office. Mark talks about why he chose the Air Force stemming from one question from his dad, if there is a day or moment that ... The post Check It Out With Kathryn Wisinger: Putnam County Veterans Office’s Mark Harris appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

Cindy talks about why anxiety has become a huge problem in our world today. This week on Making The Grade – Cindy Putman discusses the topic of anxiety in a stress filled time of the year. Cindy talks about the increases in our world that make anxiety prevalent, the importance of knowing anxiety shows up ... The post Making The Grade: The Why Behind Anxiety appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

Derrick talks what gave him the urge to run for county commission to begin with. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with Derrick Hutchings, a county commissioner for White County. They discuss life before the county commission from racing cars to raising quarter horses, if the commission sees a lot of White County citizens attend ... The post Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Meet White Co. Commissioner Derrick Hutchings appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

Tom Bittle discusses the improvements being made to the Baxter senior center, and how they can better serve the needs of our seniors. Growing use, growing need inside the Baxter senior center. We continue our focus on the rebranding of senior centers in our community. Today, we hear from Tom Bittle, the assistant director of ... The post Today In The Upper Cumberland: Inside The Baxter Senior Center appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

Martha Howard and Adrianne Pennington, executive director and director of the Bridges program, discuss the services available under the TEIS program in Tennessee, and how families can take advantage of the program themselves. An early intervention, inside the Upper Cumberland’s Bridges program. The Bridges early intervention resource agency was established in 2016, and it’s there ... The post Today In The Upper Cumberland: An Introduction To The TEIS Bridges Program appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

Ashley Webster and Stone Fagan, U.S. Army Corps Engineers, discuss the impact that the Cumberland River has on the Upper Cumberland region. Recreation, economics, and energy are all contributing factors of the river that can be noticed all around the Upper Cumberland. It’s history, it’s impact… a ride down the Cumberland River. Six hundred eighty-eight ... The post Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Role Of The Cumberland River appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

Cindy Schueman, director of IMPACT Cookeville discusses the creation of the leadership program, it’s implications, and how it has shaped our community and the Upper Cumberland radically. A bridge to new voices, inside IMPACT Cookeville. Their mission is to build community and positively impact those who are socially marginalized through inclusion. Cindy Schueman describes how ... The post Today In The Upper Cumberland: Inside IMPACT Cookeville appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

Sheri Roberson discusses the increase in amount of special education students in the Putnam County School System, and how services are changing to support families more directly. More and more children with needs that need to be met. The special needs population within Putnam County Schools continues to grow exponentially over recent years. Sheri Roberson ... The post Today In The Upper Cumberland: Serving Special Needs Kids In Putnam County appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

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